Tenure Track Position - Assistant/Associate Professor - School of Nursing

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Academic Opening
Closing Date: 
Friday, February 3, 2017
Date of Posting: 
December 22, 2016
School of Nursing
Assistant/Associate Professor
Tenure Track Position

The University of Prince Edward Island, School of Nursing invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor.  This appointment is subject to final budgetary approval. We are seeking candidates who are interested in joining a vibrant academic community with a commitment to excellence in teaching, scholarship and research, and strong linkages to community researchers and practitioners.  Our undergraduate and graduate programs are founded on a philosophy of primary health care.  Our undergraduate programs include a four-year BScN program and a 23 months Accelerated BScN program for students with a previous undergraduate degree. Our Masters of Nursing program offers two streams (Thesis and Nurse Practitioner). The position responsibilities could include teaching in both the undergraduate and graduate programs.

The successful candidate will have a graduate degree in nursing, a completed doctoral degree or significant progress towards a doctoral degree, demonstrated excellence in teaching, strong evidence of research and scholarly work, and be eligible for registration with the Association of Registered Nurses of Prince Edward Island.  A strong background in adult acute and chronic illness prevention and management, in the context of primary health care and across the continuum of care is preferred.  Experience with or interest in the health of indigenous populations is welcome.  A Nurse Practitioner designation would be an asset.

The University of Prince Edward Island prides itself on people, excellence, and impact and
is committed to assisting students to reach their full potential in both the classroom and in the community.  With roots stemming from two founding institutions – Prince of Wales College and Saint Dunstan’s University – UPEI has a reputation for academic excellence, research innovation, and creating positive impacts locally, nationally, and internationally.  UPEI is the only degree-granting institution in the province and is proud to be a key contributor to the growth and prosperity of Prince Edward Island.

Application Instructions:

Applicants must submit a cover letter citing the competition number listed above, a detailed curriculum vitae, and names and contact information of three professional academic referees. 

Two additional documents must also be submitted for the application to be considered complete:
• A teaching statement outlining the candidate’s experience with and philosophy of teaching.
• A research statement outlining a clear program of research and well-defined scholarly agenda.

Applications should be sent via e-mail in a pdf format and addressed to:

Dr. Gulrose Jiwani
Dean and Professor, School of Nursing
University of Prince Edward Island
550 University Avenue
Charlottetown, PE Canada C1A 4P3
Email: gjiwani@upei.ca

Start Date:   July 1, 2017, or as negotiated

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. UPEI is committed to the principle of equity in employment.

Applicants are encouraged to apply by February 3, 2017, however the competition will remain open until the position is filled. Please quote the competition number on all correspondence.


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